I make documents look good! I'm an award-winning document and graphic designer based in Sheffield, and I produce creative design that's just perfect for your business! Whether that's creating a new company identity (logo, business cards, etc), establishing a brand (so adding coordinating stationery design, literature, marketing, display and promotional material) or enhancing existing documents (policies, proposal documents and bid submissions, presentations, etc), I can help with artwork and design, drafting, copywriting, layout, formatting, editing and proofreading just about anything which deals with the presentation of your information in the best possible way.
Being able to help with content and appearance of documents means I am more than a designer, and more than a copywriter. Whenever you need to create something in print which needs to impress, but perhaps you don't have the time, resources or the skills in-house, I can help! With over 15 years management, communication and bid experience working for large and small corporate organisations, and 8 years running my own design business, I can apply my knowledge and skills to ensure the standard of your documents and branding really reflects the quality of your service.
Knowing you look good in print will massively boost your confidence and will make you proud every time you hand out your business card. That is a great feeling try it!
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Winner - Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 - Yorkshire Enterprise and Diversity Awards
- Yorkshire and Derbyshire, national
|Address||268 Abbeyfield Road|
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Products & Services
Logos and branding
I can help you create this identity to get your business underway with a swing, easily and quickly. I can design a logo or work with one you have already chosen to bring your concept to life by developing this into a perfect brand package to ensure the look and feel of your business is consistent, stylish and appropriate to your line of work.
Gaynor, from The Smart Station, just gets it! She gets my brand, she gets the image I wish to portray, she gets my target market, she gets me! Everything I ask her to design, from banner stands, through gift certificates, to general marketing literature is original, smart and distinctive. Let's face it, we want people to take notice of our brands and to remember them... Gaynor's work ensure this happens. She's also full of incredibly useful advice and suggestions. This lady really knows her stuff - I simply cannot recommend her highly enough!
I enjoyed working with you so very much because of your pleasant, easy-going nature and the fact that you are so dedicated and passionate about what you do. The whole experience was made so much more enjoyable and stress-free because you really are very good at what you do, and more so because you are a really fun person to spend time with! I know that some of what you did was part of your 'job description', but I am also aware that a lot of it was not, and I'd like to commend and thank you for all your hard work. I'm all too aware that you went above and beyond the 'call of duty'! You were so efficient and professional, yet flexible and approachable - a 'real trooper'. If only more business women possessed your attributes - I would even go so far as to say you inspired me!
Thank you so much for the amazing work you have been doing on our internal and external documents. We have been wanting to update these documents and really make them a part of our competitive edge but have never really known how to do it and no-one in our office has the eye for it like you do. You have been so quick to turn things around, and you have used your initiative - what I thought would be a nightmare task has turned out to be a walk in the park and I am delighted with the results! It is a pleasure working with you - what else can you do for us?!
We have been using Gaynor's services for over 3 years, and in all that time, and hundreds of documents, we have never once been disappointed. She is creative, quick, efficient and very cost effective, and the documents she produces add a high level of professionalism to everything we present to our clients. We could never hope to achieve these standards on our own! She is an essential addition to our business. We think of her as a member of our team and that is how she works with us - without her, I have no idea what we would do. Great job as always, Gaynor - really made us smile with pride when we saw how our presentation will look now after your magic touch!
From Our Website
My business model is simple - to provide great quality, good value design in an easy-to-use way. I try to be as flexible and easy to work with as possible, especially as many of my clients have never worked with a designer before, so my aim is to make the experience interesting and fun (as it should be!), whilst still delivering creative ideas and great finished products. I loved the process of turning something ordinary and run-of-the-mill into something special, professional and eyecatching - giving documents extreme makeovers!
Back in 2014, the delightful Katie Bell got in touch with me to discuss an exciting new venture setting up her own physiotherapy and wellness clinic. She was after a brand for her business, a unique identity that she could use across all marketing platforms - print, website, social media, clothing and more - but she "didn't want anything too girly or fussy"! We met for coffee, hit it off straight away and there began a brilliant relationship which is still going strong today! Katie really ran with this idea, including colour-matching wall paint for the fit-out of her new clinic and studios, and ordering bespoke corporate clothing for her staff.
Successful businesses are built upon strong brands. Do you need to create one, or does yours need improving or maybe even a total overhaul? A 'brand' can start with your logo, website, leaflets and stationery, but it also means the entire customer experience you provide - including how you answer the phone or communicate by email. Do your customers love doing business with you? Your brand is your personality - it's what you stand for. So how can you take it to new heights? I really love designing branding and logos which make my clients feel truly proud of their business - and which genuinely reflect their personalities.
In 2016, the team at Castle Square Corporate Finance in Sheffield felt they wanted step up their marketing approach and update their image, and they called in CQ Strategic Marketing to help. They asked us to look at a number of activities, including refreshing their logo and literature to give a more contemporary feel. I began by looking at their original brand identity, and discussed a number of ideas and options, including what they were happy to lose, and what they wanted to retain. Marketing Manager Maria Howarth led the rebrand work, and told us the firm were keen to keep the colour scheme and the chess piece from their original marque to maintain customer familiarity and recognition, but felt that the look was dated and needed a boost.